helmets

Monster Machines: This Helmet Gives Eurofighters X-Ray Vision

In conventional combat aircraft, the target generally needs to be in both the pilot’s field of vision and within the sights of the plane itself. That is, the plane needed to be pointed in the general direction of whatever you’re shooting at. But in the case of the new Eurofighter Typhoon, pilots can squeeze off a few Sidewinders at bogies incoming from any direction thanks to a super helmet that links their eyes to the plane’s electronic brain.


Can A Helmet Made From Recycled Newspapers Really Protect Your Noggin?

As bike rental programs get more and more popular in big, tourist-friendly cities around the world, wouldn’t it be great if occasional cyclists could get a temporary helmet on the cheap? That’s the goal of the designers behind the Paper Pulp Project, who have designed a bike helmet made from recycled newspaper that costs less than $1.50 to produce but is claimed to protect as well as a more expensive option.


Hacking Bicycle Helmets To Hunt Down Bike Stations

Now that New York has finally joined the rest of the world with a city-wide bike rental program, users are finding great ways to further improve the service. Including Adafruit’s Becky Stern, who retrofitted a run-of-the-mill bike helmet with a wicked LED light show and a handy indicator that lets riders find the nearest Citi Bike station — ensuring they always get their ride back on time.


LiveMap: F-35 Fighter Pilot Helmet For Motorcyclists

Move over, Glass, there’s another AR solution for motorcyclists. A startup out of Russia has ideated a helmet with a HUD that claims to solve all your navigation needs.


This Is How Football Helmets Are Concussion Safety-Tested

In a new study published today in the Journal of Neurosurgery, a group of scientists proved, seemingly, that modern football helmets are better than old leather ones. Thanks, guys. What is more notable, however, is that this batshit crazy device is how the data was gathered.


This Predator Helmet Can Make Even The Tiniest Vespa Badass

Motorcycle riders don’t get a lot of respect from other drivers on the road, but who’s going to dare cut you off when you’re cruising around looking like an intergalactic game hunter in this awesome Predator helmet. It’s built on an actual motorcycle helmet, so it’s properly safety rated with an enhanced, sculpted outer shell, a dreadlocks mullet, and even a tri-laser scope.


Newton's Cradle Is So Much Better With Motorcycle Helmets

You’ve seen Newton’s balls before. You might even have one on your desk. You know, the thing that demonstrates energy transference. But I can guarantee you’ve never seen it in action like this before (truth be told, it was faked).


This Motorcycle Helmet Will Help Reduce Concussions

We’ve shown you 6D’s new helmet technology before — elastomeric dampers absorb the forces of low-speed impacts, an area where traditional styrofoam-and-shell helmets fail. Now, that function is better explained in this new video.


Who Needs A GoPro When Your Helmet Is Already A Camera?

GoPro all but owns the extreme action camera market, but as simple as its compact hardware is to use, you still need to find a way to safely mount it to your ride or helmet. And that’s where the creators of the Video Head, a helmet with a built-in camera, think they have a better approach.


Why It's Impossible To Build A Concussion-Proof Helmet

Helmets can’t stop brain injuries. It’s not a failure of equipment or technology or attention paid, it’s a simple biological fact. Our old friend Mark Wilson has a wonderful breakdown of the technologies we have, and how they are simply not and can never be enough.